Thomas Viskum Gjelstrup Bredahl

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The aim was to determine the effect of one weekly hour of specific strength training within working hours, performed with the same total training volume but with different training frequencies and durations, or with different levels of supervision, on compliance, muscle health and performance, behavior and work performance. In total, 573 office workers were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of workplace neck/shoulder strength training with and without regular supervision on neck/shoulder pain and headache among office workers. METHOD A 20-week cluster randomized controlled trial among 351 office workers was randomized into three groups: two training groups with the same total amount of planned exercises(More)
BACKGROUND Several RCT studies have aimed to reduce either musculoskeletal disorders, sickness presenteeism, sickness absenteeism or a combination of these among females with high physical work demands. These studies have provided evidence that workplace health promotion (WHP) interventions are effective, but long-term effects are still uncertain. These(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous neck and shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint. Physical exercise can reduce pain symptoms, but compliance to exercise is a challenge. Exercise-specific self-efficacy has been found to be a predictor of participation in preplanned exercise. Little is known about the influence of exercise-specific self-efficacy on(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a comprehensive understanding of the motivational factors and barriers that are important for compliance with high-intensity workplace physical exercise that is aimed at reducing musculoskeletal disorders. METHOD The present study, which used semideductive, thematic, and structured in-depth interviews, was nested in a 20-week cluster(More)
1 Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark 2 Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark 3National Research Centre for the Working Environment, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark 4Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen,(More)
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